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here in washington, d.c. we're not so sure we're getting out of town yet. >> they should be plans you can cancel if case you have to go right back to work. let me ask a question. jessica says pressure is a great motivator. talk about pressure last night on speaker boehner, couldn't get enough support from his own party for his plan. what does that mean for any kind of bipartisan plan they might be working out? >> it really does illustrate how difficult it is going to be for democrats to even achieve what the president laid out tonight, a scaled down version. the speaker himself said a couple of times today that he believes that the reason why he didn't get even the majority of the caucus to support him was because of a lot of difficulty voting to raise taxes, voting for anything that can be perceived as a tax increase. well, what the president is talking about even scaled down version is definitely raising taxes. and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more, at least households, so that's going to be difficult to do. that's why reality check here, talking to democrats and repub
the 2012 presidential campaign. we will be live with your calls, tweets, and e-mails, "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning , president obama is in hawaii this weekend for the christmas holiday with his family. he will join a congressional delegation later today led by harry reid in services in holland -- in honolulu for late senator daniel inouye passed away last week that congress will return monday to continue fiscal negotiations. we will look at the options ahead for the president as the january deadline looms but we want to begin with your comments on another debate front and center in washington following the tragic shooting in newtown, conn. -- that is gun-control. "the washington post" said a bitter fight ahead. the numbers are on your screen. we look at some of the headlines on the sunday morning beginning with "the connecticut post." - you can see the flag remaining at half staff outside one of the churches in newtown, conn. following the burial of 20 children and six women killed about a week and a half ago. this is from the front page of today's "new yor
to doing something about the spending problem in washington and the mounting debt that has resulted. we stand ready to continue to dialogue with this president to actually faced the problem. i hope that you see that our colleagues on the other side of the capital can and do likewise and get serious to try to address the real problem of spending so we can get on to the business of growing this economy and getting people back to work. that of mr. speaker? >> a lot of remarks that you made in favor of the bill from last night would only keep a fraction of tax payers from the tax increase and also the president's proposal. >> the president and i had plenty of conversations. i tell the president monday this is my bottom line. the president told meet his numbers of 1.3 trillion dollars in revenue and $850 million in spending cuts was his bottom line and that he could not go any further. we see a situation where because of the political divide in the country and the political divide in washington trying to bridge the differences has been difficult. if it were easy i guarantee you this with bee
diplomacy in the years ahead. >> reporter: wolf, with his 30 years in washington and kerry's comfort with the ways of the senate, john kerry might not be a natural partner for the president but the two men have come to respect one another, especially when the president has dispatched him to work on issues in pakistan and afghanistan and sudan. but especially as they joufted with each other during debate prep for many hours in the nevada desert and at camp david, wolf. >> stand by after you hear from the president, right at the top of the hour, 5:00 p.m. eastern, he'll be in the white house briefing room to make a statement on the fiscal cliff. you'll be there as well. thank you, jessica. >>> john kerry's nomination taps what has been a tumultuous time for the white house to find a secretary of state. a look now at the senior senator from massachusetts. >> reporter: many regarded as the worst-kept secret in washington, even in recent senate hearings, john kerry already sounded like he was looking ahead to his future job and the anticipated budget problems with congress. >> that must c
. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that cou
a gunman burst into that temple and opened fire back in august. >>> and in washington, advocates for gun control held a vigil outside the white house. the group is demanding tougher laws restricting access to guns and who can own them. white house officials say that discussion is coming, as evidenced by president obama's comments during last night's service there in newtown. >>> this is the fourth mass shooting since president obama took office. last night he made it clear gun control is about to become a top priority of his administration. but despite national outrage after each tragedy, the number of guns in america is soaring. here's abc's correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: on black friday, u.s. shoppers were not just buying toys and electronics, they were also buying guns in record numbers. on that single day, the fbi did computerized background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of firearms. and in november alone, americans tried to buy a whopping 2 million guns. here are some facts that might surprise you. there are more registered gun dealers and stores than major superm
prayers. and in washington, d.c., hundreds of people packed the white house lawn, holding up candles at an impromptu vigil. >> today's tragedy has a lot of people wondering if it's time for tougher gun control. according to a new survey, usa poll, almost 3/4s of bay area adults say laws for gun sales should be stricter. but is public sentiment strong enough to change the law? here's cbs 5 reporter grace lee. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, perhaps a turning point in presidential policy for federal gun control. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something's got to be done. >> reporter: uc berkeley criminal law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment. a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last
patriot and american hero in every sense. >> inouye died in washington today after a brief hospitalization for respiratory problems. he was 88. the senator's office says his last word was, aloha. >>> possible signs of compromise as republicans and the president try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the u.s. government is now just under two weeks away from hitting the december 31st deadline it avoid that "fiscal cliff." going over will mean the highest tax increases in 60 years. house speaker john boehner is giving ground in the current negotiations. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year. that would be an in exchange for $1 trillion in entitlement cuts. speaker boehner also offered to increase the federal debt ceiling for another year but the white house says that's not going far enough. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> a key part of negotiations, striking a deal that will have the support of enough democrats and republicans in congress. >>> i
to write tougher laws effort in washington, d.c. to get it going those who support firearms rights, say if someone wants to kill somebody they are going to do it with or without an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> abc news will continue to cover the tragedy in newtown. express your sympathy by posting this badge to your facebook wall. go to facebook.com/abc7news. >>> traffic and weather together, next. outside right now, embarcadero, dry streets, that is going to change in the next couple of days. >>> haz-mat team surrounds peninsula mobile home park. the mistake that ñ Ñ,ÑzÑpríÑy"t >>> temperatures are colder this morning, mid to upper 30s north bay valleys towards concord, low to mid 40s for the rest of us, temperatures anywhere from 8 to 21° cooler than yesterday, put the umbrella an add heavier coat, sunglasses this afternoon partly cloudy, low to mid 50s showers over the ocean water closer to one or two of our beaches, maybe. tomorrow frost everywhere high clouds and sun in the afternoon, get ready for wet brewster -- blustery conditions t
to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the government to pay its
. margaret brennan is in washington. margaret, good morning. >> good morning to you, norah and to charlie. the review of the fatal assault blames systemic failures of leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels. within two bureaus of the state department. missteps that ultimately led to the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens and three american personnel at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> reporter: the investigation sharply criticizes the state department for a security posture that was, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack. officials ignored requests from the u.s. embassy in tripoli for better security at the benghazi compound. the failure to coordinate is blamed on two departments within the state department. diplomatic security and near eastern affairs. among the findings, there was an intelligence knowledge gap about the high threat environment and the inability of libyan militias to protect the post. they ran away when the attackers approached. there was an inadequate number of diplomatic security agents. and there were no technically proficient staff
it ended with the series finale of "gossip girl." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" from washington it is the first day of winter and it looks like it in much of the midwest the first major snowstorm of the season is being blamed for at least eight deaths so far and things could get worse. this morning at least 18 states are dealing with snow rain and high winds. >> more than 100 miles of interstate highways had to be closed at the height of the storm. airlines have canceled more than 1,000 flights yesterday and today, and that storm is pushing into the northeast, complicating plans for millions of americans on the busiest travel day of the season. dean reynolds is at chicago's o'hare airport. dean, good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. it appears most of the flights arriving at chicago's o'hare airport from the west are on schedule and that the airlines and their passengers are getting back on track. for four days now the storm has kept up its punishing strike, state after state feeling the sting. the system is moving toward the east coast after bla
of the connecticut school tragedy. according to new abc news "washington post"pole 54 percent support stricter gun control in general. 71 percent oppose the out right ban on hand guns. but 52 percent favor banning semi-automatic hand guns. 59 percent favor banning ammunition clip that hold more than 10 bullet. now in the bay area gun control advocate point to the number and question why congress hasn't done more. mark with the debate. >>reporter: protestors demonstrated outside the nra headquarters in washington, d.c. this morning. long tame 51 rights congressman of weather virginia told msnbc said it's time to do something. >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds to good huntin hunting. >>reporter: senator feinstein will rae introduce an assault weapon ban that expired in 199 1994. >> the dark time of my life back in 1993 when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expir
freed after a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no ransom demands. they were thrown in the back of a truck, bound and blindfolded, although not physically harmed. then yesterday, as the captors were moving them to a new location, they were stopped at a rebel checkpoint. there was a confrontation. and then, the firefight broke out. in that firefight, two of the captors were killed and several others escaped. but richard and his crew were rescued. the syrian rebels then drove him to the border to safety. all are in good health, fortunately. george? >> thank goodness for that. what do we know about the group that took them hostage? >> we know very little about the group. but they were not believed to be loyal to the assad regime, nor were those who rescued him. there's so many rebel groups in tha
each on fiscal cliff negotiations, which are stalled, as washington shut down for a holiday. mr. obama expects to return to work right after christmas. before heading to hawaii. he warned it's time for party leaders to take action. karen caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> the next few days i have asked leaders of congress to help work out a package. this will protect unemployment for millions of americans. >> remarks came after john boehner failed to muster up -- >> we had a number of our members who just did not want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> the two sides both left for christmas holiday and they blamed each other for not acting. they stated that more action is needed from the gop. >> we will need to have a bipartisan solution. >> the next move will need to call from the present. >> he is the only one who could door. this is not john boehners problem to solve. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him s
look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. >>> 'tis the season to give and the glide foun
at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quim
of the mid-west. and not if >> not a washington d.c. we have learned that house republicans have postponed their vote on their own fiscal cliff bill. the mess known as " plan b " reggie it was -- known as plan b. >> that probably means that the republicans to not have enough votes to pass plan b. this is the first voting cast that would avert cuts. this would extend bush era cuts for everybody making $1 million. those making more would have to pay a higher tax brea rate. senator kerry reid is saying that he is not going going to discuss plan b. senator-harry reed is not going to discuss plan b and already president obama is warning that he would have vetoed it. >> we are getting closer and michael you have a sense of humor about this. we have to understand what is happening with the physical let for a really quick synopsis what is planned be and what did they not want to bring it to the floor of the fiscal cliff? >> that was the millionaire tax increase. but that is one of the problems with the bill. problem is that house speaker, peter said that he did not have the sufficient number john
. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view from our mountain cam. the skies are born to clear in the evening hours. we are seeing cooler air pushing through. it will be a very chilly night tonight. we're still dealing with scattered sprinkles and they should clear within the next few hours. in afternoon will see the skies clear and will have a brick of sun. as for your temperature everyone is out of the 30's. about 47 degrees and napa and 42 currently in concord. it will be low fifties for the coast at about 53 degrees for san francisco on the next forecast i will take a look at what is expected for the rest of the weekend. >> in other bay area and knows.
: and outside the washington office of the national rifle association.more than 100 people protested by chanting "shame on the n-r- a." the group is calling for stronger gun control laws. the nra. has stayed slien---- silent. since friday. even taking down its facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree.one day after the nra promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes." pro-gun senator joe manchin from west virginia is now rethinking his views. >> "i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i dont know people who need 20-30 round clips." >>reporter: while some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the school shooting while others are proposing just the opposite. one oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support
of another fire. >>> this is what our storm look like when it was up in washington. it was a powerful storm that caught some unprepared drivers off guard up at washington state. the driver lost control on i- 90. he was helped by a tow truck when a second vehicle lost control and struck the tow truck driver. the man was killed instantly. falling snow caused dozens of spinouts up there. the interstate had to be shut down. >>> and that's what it look like in washington. we got snow in our own mountains well east of the bay area. i don't know. is mount hamilton lick maybe a dusting? maybe not? maybe by wednesday? >> not quite yet. we don't have the cold sector moving over the bay area just yet but that will change as we'll see a lot of cold air sweeping in, in the next couple of days. outside our high-def doppler radar showing you just some light scattered showers around most of the bay area. you see a lot of that piling up in the santa cruz mountains enough to get roads slick but we have one line making its way toward vallejo, you can see the cell sliding in this direction across the 80. so to
. >> peter doocy joins us live from washington with the very latest as we see video of the president hopping on board air force one, right? >> that's right, clayton. president obama popped in to the james brady briefing room at the white house yesterday at about 5:30 and basically said that since the american people in november voted for democratic control of the white house and the senate and republican control of the house. lawmakers need to compromise but he also made clear as of right now when it comes to the fiscal cliff and avoiding it, there is no deal. >> so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols. enjoy company of loved ones. and then i would ask every member of congress while they're back home to think about that. think about the obligations we have to the people who sent us here. think about the hardship that some americans will endure if congress does nothing at all. >> it was just a few minu
to be in washington for a training session for gun violence prevention groups. our viewers are responding to the tragedy on our facebook page. one comment reads "my heart is so broken. i can not stop crying at the thought of what happened and how the families feel. all of the other student his to experience. it is such a devastating thing." visit ktvu channel 2 facebook page to leave your own condolences for the victims in the shooting by posting your comments on our wall. >>> today's events are hard to understand for just anyone. but what do you say about today's shooting to aa young child? experts advising parents on how to handle the issue. >>> and other news, what closed part of a busy bay area mall on one of the busiest shopping days of the season? >>> picking up a few sprinkles as we head towards the weekend. sprinkles in the forecast. the latest computer model when i come back look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to downl
over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >>reporter: inside little kids are under attack. >> heard this racket at our classroom. >>reporter: horrible things happening. teachers make sure they are safe and then do the unimaginable. >> what did the teacher do the then. >> she read us some books and we talked about things and played little games in there. >>reporter: did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >
outside, holding hands in circles. and in washington, d.c. today, hundreds of people packing the white house lawn, holding up candles in a candlelight vigil. >> today's tragedy has people wondering it is time for tougher gun control. 3/4 of adults say laws should be stricter and 77% a ban on rifles. but is public sentiment strong enough to change the law? cbs 5 reporter grace lee. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, a turning point for federal gun control. >> we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something has to be done. >> reporter: he believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment a call for gun control but he doesn't believe it will last long enough to change law. >> the only time when most citizens worry is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: when a mass shooting occurs gun control is called for but after it dies down the oppo
rolls out three cleveland defenders can't keep up with leonard. a pair of touchdowns and washington 38-21 when the redskins. right now would be the winners in the nfc east. >>> here's a match up with two teams that are right now outside looking in. they went to overtime and on the second play from scrimmage, ben roethlisberger will be picked off by the cowboys brandon karr. here comes karr back the other way he'll be ruled down at the one after a 36-yard return. the cowboys decided not to try and punch the ball in but to go for a chip shot instead. dan bailey, good for 21 yards out. dallas 27-24 winner if the play offs started right now both these two teams would be at home watching. >>> jim schwartz and the lions have been one of the disappointing teams this season. he picks up matthew stafford. it's a 102-yard return, the cardinals end their losing streak at nine with the 38-10 win. new orleans today looked like the team everybody expected at the beginning of the year with well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day
reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senator feinstein is leading the charge on banning assault weapons. >> reporter: dave, senator feinstein says she will reintroduce a bill in january. the shooter in friday's deadly attack had an assault rifle now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reintroduce a ban that expired eight years ago. many republicans have not signed on in fact some are pushing for more people to be armed. texas congressman lou wee was on fox news sunday he said things might have been different if the principal had a weapon. >> when she heard gunfire she pulls it out and she didn't have to lung heroicically with nothing in her hands but takes him out. takes her head off before he could kill those kids. >> reporter: senator feinstein believes she will get much needed spot from president obama. what he said last night when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the suspect shot by a sunnyvale police officer over the weekend has died. police were called to a home at about 6:00 saturday night. officers say the man was assaulting his mother and that whe
. will go outside and give you a quick look at washington d.c. where we have the floor the house right now. representatives are recognizing the victims of the shooting spree and new town conn last friday. >> a reporter and his crew held for five days in syria have been freed. nbc news says is the chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, is safe, and harmed at now out of the country. the network says they disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. he is says that they were finally freed monday a fire fight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved. nbc says that while the crew was missing, there was no claim of responsibility, no contact with the capers and no request for ransom. >> hawaii's senator daniel enna-way has died. he died of respiratory complications and washington area hospitals. if the 88 year old was the longest serving senator. he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. according to be in na wheys office his last word was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the
yardline. dallas with the field goal to win. cowboys in a three-way tie with washington and the giants for the nfc division. >> and adrian peterson led the vikings over the st. louis rams, 212 yards rushing and one china. 294 yards shy of the all-time record. he could give it with two games left. >> ama: it would be great if both our teams win today. a return to middle earth just ahead. how "the hobbit" stacks up to >> ama: join me at 9:00 on cable 13. we'll take a look at a massive asteroid three miles wide. at it considered a potential threat but not for several centuries. and it's back to school tomorrow and after friday's shooting it can be scary even for kids in the bay area. tonight the one thing you should tell your kid before they head to school. >>> middle earth is back on top at the box office. >> ama: peter jackson's "the hobbit" took in nearly $85 million in the record-setting opening, stronger than the three previous "lord of the rings" films, and guardians pulled in the family crowd. lincoln crossed the $100 million mark. skyfall is still hanging on. coming in at number f
in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. vigils springing up over the country in washington, d.c. in front of the white house a group called for stronger gun firearms. this became a candle light vigil. more people joined the group z here is a picture of a vigil in san4/+dñ jose. the mother of 6-year-old diaviano cavato showed this noteo, lighting a candle for children. the sign reads san jose loves shes, connecticut. we're getting word of a vigil to be held in oakland tonight. at broadway and 14th street from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for victims of gun violence. >> it seems to happen often these days. just this year, one of the deadliest shootings in california history happen ntd bay area. seven people killed in oikos university. the gunman is undergoing evaluation. in february, three students killed and two wounded as students waited for buses to other schools. the deadliest school shooting happened in 2007 in virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 people, then shot and killed himself in 1999 in columbine high school two, students killed 12 classmates and a teacher before themselves in
to turn back to washington where president obama did speak today about the tragedy in his emotional press conference, talking as commander in chief and as father of two young daughters. here abc's chief white house correspondent jake tapper now. >> reporter: as flags were lowered to half-staff at the white house this afternoon. >> our hearts are broken today. >> reporter: president obama reacted not as a president, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we
and washington. aaron rodgers and the pack trying to clinch the nfc north. facing chicago, jay cutler over the middle to brandon marshall. breaks a tackle, stiff-arms another. 30 second left in the first half. it's tied. aaron rodgers, james jones, they hooked up three times today. packers win 21-13. they clinch the nfc north. andrew luck and the colts trying to clinch a playoff spot. 3-0 texas. matt schaub to andrew johnson for the touchdown. 13-3 houston. the punt, scoops it up, scores, texans win 29-17. houston clinches the afc south. are you guys staying with me? peyton manning and the broncos seeking their 9th straight win in baltimore. broncos lead, but ravens on the doorstep of the end zone. denver's chris harris picked off joe flak coast. broncos win 34-1. baltimore loses their third straight game. their lead is just a game. maybe they fired the wrong coordinator. they fired cam cameron last week, but they can't stop opposing off fences. >> so busy on game day. >> yes, indeed. we'll have a complete report from new england on that game. vern glen will be with the raiders. we have a
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of respiratory complications at a washington dc area hospital. he was 88 years old. >>> peroxisome making a counter offer in the effort to avoid driving off the fiscal cliff the president agreed to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and also soften his demand for higher taxes at the upper income levels. john baner proposed an earning threshold of a million dollars for the higher tax rates. a deal must be reached by january 1st or automatic spending cuts will take affect. >>> crazy moments at a popular bay area mall when a fire breaks out. >>> a half million dollar mistake that you pay for on your energy bill. >>> and can you taste the difference? the new ingredient being added to a popular diet soda. >>> meteorologist paul deanno here. if you're looking for a different weather forecast than what we've had. it's been cloudy and wet. it's been cloudy and wet. all the ,,,,,,,, [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk. [ male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald
if the nature of this crime and the age of the victims might create the debate in washington that could push legislation along. >> it's possible, but many people thought that would happen after the shootings in aurora, colorado, this summer, after congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot along with so many others. more than a year ago. but that didn't happen. in fact, congressional leaders today and the president were so reluctant to bring up this issue that their aides said today was not the day to discuss it. that infuriated gun control advocates, scott, who said if today isn't the day, what is? >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people in little ton, colorado.,,,,,,,, >> >> pelley: one of the parents of a sand ree hook, elementary student said today that he always thought newtown, connecticut, was the safest place in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports th
short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your screen w
the white house for a vigil. many belong to a gun control group who happen to be in washington for a training conference. they chanted, lit candles and pleaded for action. >> as we said there is still information coming out from authorities in connecticut. >> we are in new town where that press conference ended and authorities promising more information with in the hour. what have we learned? >> reporter: a couple of nuggets came out of this press conference that stood out. the lieutenant paul vance with the state police here in connecticut saying that they collected some very good evidence that could point to a motive in all of this but he wouldn't say what that evidence was specifically. again, saying it's good evidence that may fill in some blanks. he went onto talk about the shooter and that he was not voluntarily let inside of the school. in the words of the lieutenant he forced his way into the school so that is something that we know here now as well. of course we have heard some of the 911 calls in which a caller describes hearing gun shots as well as seeing glass sha
. as kayla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom the senator is leading a push to ban assault weapons. >> reporter: senator feinstein pushed for the last ban in 1994. now she says she will introduce the been or legislation on a ban, rather, in the coming weeks. the authorities confirm the shooter had an assault riffle. now feinstein and other lawmakers want to reinstitute a ban that expired eight years ago. one democrat that's been against the ban is a senator. he says it's time to move beyond rhetoric on gun control. he says everybody needs to be on the table in discussion on this. and president obama indicated last night gun law changes are needed. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: much debate is expected in the coming weeks, including large ammunition clips an how mental health can play a role in these gun control laws. live in washington, back to you. >>> right now, authorities in coecticut are working now to make sure the stud
of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. michelle? >> marlie, you were talking about kids going back to school and it was a day of mixed emotion. tell me what the mood is like after that. i'm sure it's really hard for parents to send their kids back to school but the community seems to be taking steps forward. >> reporter: well, understandably, people are still devastated although resuming classes restored some sense of routine, people -- it was still not a typical day. students went back to school with security. parents, students and teachers still grief-stricken and not much work was done bec
the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00 a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fair
washington is also buried there. >>> president obama is reportedly poised to nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. senator kerry has been praised by some republican colleagues in the senate, indicating he could face an easy confirmation. the possible nomination comes following the withdrawal of nominee susan rice. the white house has not confirmed the report. >>> current secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering from a concussion she suffered this morning. secretary clinton fainted and hit her head. she has been fighting off a stomach virus and had already canceled an overseas trip. aids say mrs. clinton will work from home next week and will not testify to congress about the benghazi attack in libya, at least at this point. >>> time for us to talk about our weather and, boy, it was pretty rainy out there today. let's check in with meteorologist mark tamayo to find out if the showers will linger throughout the night. >> the rain showers and also cold temperatures, tough to be outside today, with readings only in the 40s for most of the region. only
:00 tonight. speaking of cold a powerful winter storm is wreaking havoc for people in washington state. authorities say unprepared drivers found themselves stranded over the weekend due to heavy snow, high winds and limited visibility. stenos diseases the preconditions have already caused the death of one driver. authorities say the roads were so bad that both directions of highway 90 that runs through seattle had to be shut down what crews worked to plow through the snow. >> in the bay area chevron officials say a replacement tide being installed at the richmond refinery will resist the type of corrosion that led to a blaze back in august. investigators with the u.s. chemical safety board had asked chevron to justify its decision to use a metal alloy pipes to replace the carbon steel pipe destroyed in the august 6th fire. the federal agency warns that the allied pullout pipes are prone to corrosion. chevron and says that is new pipe me is also in this industry and fire safety standards and would resist the type of corruption that cause the august fire. foul a couple of stories as we a
the prospect of a "fiscal cliff" deal in washington. on wall street. the dow surged 116-points. nasdaq rose 44-points. and the s-and-p 500 jumped up 16-points. >> toyota has agreed to pay a record 17-point-four- million-dollar fine to the national highway traffic safety administration. it's the largest fine allowed under law for a single investigation toyota's troubles stem from a 20-12 recall involving one its lexus models. the n-t-s-b says the automaker did not report a safety defect related to its floor mats in the lexus r-x 350 crossover in a timely manner. the faulty floor mats could have trapped the vehicle's accelerator pedal, causing unwanted acceleration. toyota has been dogged by significant recall problems over the last three years it's already recalled more than 10-million vehicles worldwide for various problems so far this year. >> another check your weather, after the break. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch. [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6
. >> in washington today lawmakers said it was embarrassing and unacceptable that some voters had to wait in line 8 8 hours last month. they looked at problems voters faced. they said it made registration harder for majorities. republicans defended the changes. >> hyundai is recalling 1300 cars because the sun roofs can shatter. the sun roofs on the 2012 models may have been weakened during assembly. they say the sun roof can shatter while the car is moving. separately 4500 are being recalled because of failing parking breaks. >>> coming up in 2 minutes the latest on the investigation into the freeway shooting that shut down a freeway for an hour today. >> the push is on in the north bay to outlaw a gardening tool, why this man is leading the charge and the large support he is getting. >>> a freway shut down af
. 65 atlanta and 56 washington, d.c. new york scattered short and 49. we will look for clear conditions. salt lake city will see some snow. the higher elevations there. denver the higher elevations. 53 in seattle and more rain there. tomorrow afternoon a temperature of 41. if you are traveling into southern california, we will look for some showers. los angeles 63 and 64 for san diego. snow and winter storm warning for the lake tahoe area. around 40 degrees there and look for 57 and showers for sacramento. my accu-weather seven-day forecast a few showers on tuesday with frost. and then a series of storms begin on thursday. rain and gusty winds and heavy rain at times. friday periods of rain and then another storm is due in here on saturday. of course, mike niko will be here with an update 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. >> sounds good. thank you, leigh. >>> shu is here with sports. and dare i say it was a great day for the teams? >> first time in awhile the 49ers and the raiders are on the winning slate. highlights and reactions. >> and we will take you to our combos and plays of the day. >>> game of
nation's capital building in washington, d.c. the flag is at half-staff for the people killed in connecticut today all those children especially. we are about to hand it over to scott pelley for a special hour long edition of "cbs evening news." we're back at 6:30. more on today's tragedy in connecticut. the question people across the nation are asking tonight, as you watch television, you read the news, how do you begin to comprehend the unthinkable? thanks for watching us this half hour. a special hour-long "cbs evening news" is next. we'll leave you with images from a vigil held in the nation's capital. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> i don't understand how somebody could hurt innocent children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? that's the hard part. >> there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragic scene. >> pelley: it is a tragedy for the nation. a gunman opened fire in a connecticut kindergarten. >> beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years
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